Life Science Technician II

Oct 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Life Science Technician II

Job Number:

The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and laboratories at Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated and well-organized Life Science Technician who will collaborate in the execution of continued maintenance of our human biorepository, obtain tissue from surgical cases, perform skilled techniques in support of lab's research goals and assist in animal surgical techniques.

  • Perform skilled techniques in support of lab's research goals
  • Organizing and maintaining entry our heart tissue biobank data
  • Receive tissue, parses it into smaller pieces, freeze it for storage. Under sterile technique
  • Attending heart transplants and other cardiac surgical procedures in the Stanford operating rooms (on occasion at night) and collecting heart tissue
  • Perform general mathematical and statistical analysis of the data including: means, standard errors, t-tests and linear regression curve analysis, with the help of a desk-top calculator
  • Consenting patients for tissue research
  • Attending lab meetings
  • Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain container stock, manage inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed.
  • Help orient and train new staff or students.
*- Other duties may also be assigned. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (but not required):
  • Experience using techniques in cell culture, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry and animal models.
  • Experience in an operating room and proper handling of human tissue.
  • Strong knowledge of sterile technique
  • Analytical skills and excellent judgment
  • Experience in using RedCap
  • Experience in working with IRB
  • These abilities are generally associated with at least two years of laboratory experience or two years of college coursework in the scientific discipline.
  • General understanding of scientific principles.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.
  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to work in occasional dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
  • Position may require repetitive motion.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Will require working with and in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
  • Hours may have to be switched around on a weekly basis, to best provide coverage of operating room schedule.
  • May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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